Monthly Archives: September 2013


On a beautiful Wednesday morning on Spangdahlem Air Base, Sabers from all different units came together for a nice stroll, only they were wearing 30-pound backpacks in their full uniforms rucking seven miles. After working up an appetite, what could … Continue reading

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Gridiron Reunion

The sound of excitement fills the aircraft hangar early on a bright Saturday morning. Anxious families have been awake for some time, preparing … waiting. Anticipation of the reunions soon to come overwhelm the crowd as an aircraft’s tires hit … Continue reading

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Reunited, a family’s hearts beat as one

Saturday’s Operation Homecoming included a unique reunion for one Saber family.  For five months, half the King family has been away—one through a deployment with the U.S. Air Force and another two who won’t be born until October. Tech. Sgt. … Continue reading

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A Maintainer’s Life

  The life of a maintainer isn’t easy. The hours are long and the work is hard. And right now, with members deployed, only one person can be on leave at once. When those who are downrange return, only 10 percent can … Continue reading

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Trunk you very much

For those who have noticed, our region has been invaded by…elephants. About 95 unique elephant statues of varying colors and designs by local and regional artists are presently scattered throughout the pedestrian areas in Trier and Luxembourg.  Elephant Parade, the … Continue reading

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9/11: Remembering the Fallen

[Twelve] years ago, America confronted one of our darkest nights. Mighty towers crumbled. Black smoke billowed up from the Pentagon. Airplane wreckage smoldered on a Pennsylvania field. Friends and neighbors; sisters and brothers; mothers and fathers; sons and daughters — … Continue reading

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Sabers take gold in Lodging Olympics

Cheers could be heard from outside the building as lodging employees from Spangdahlem and Ramstein battled for the winning title in the Fourth Annual Lodging Olympics. The Lodging Olympics is the one day, each year, that hard-working employees can cut … Continue reading

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Stroller boot camp

Just had a baby and want to shed that baby weight? Or maybe you are pregnant and want to find a workout that’s just for you. Stroller Boot Camp is a strength and cardiovascular training program appropriate for pregnant women … Continue reading

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